The provinces of the Imperium Romanum from Augustus to Septimius Severus (27 BC to AD 211)
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At the Senate sitting of 13 January 27 BC, the future Augustus (he received this honorific title at the Senate sitting three days later) returned to the Senate and people of Rome all the extraordinary powers he had arrogated or been assigned during the preceding period of civil war. However, the Senate pressed him to reassume at least some of the imperial administration, which he finally consented to do (Cass. Dio 53,12,5–7; 53,13,1; Str. 17,3,25; Suet. Aug. 28; 47). On the basis of an imperium proconsulare, then, he took over the administ…

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Olshausen, E., “The provinces of the Imperium Romanum from Augustus to Septimius Severus (27 BC to AD 211)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 23 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA176>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241



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